School Psychology Program Information

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University at Buffalo, SUNY

Updated: 12/07/2020

Dept of School and Educational Psych
421 Baldy Hall
SUNY at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

Program Director: Rebecca Vujnovic

E-mail: vujnovic@buffalo.edu

Program Website: http://gse.buffalo.edu/programs/sp

* Website for the Masters Program: http://ed.buffalo.edu/counseling/academics/masters/school-psych.html

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Graduation Credit Hours: 62
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
Financial Support
Specialist
Number of first year students receiving aid23
Number of all students receiving aid (excl. interns)23
Number of interns who received stipends8
Stipend / Pay range per year$12000 - $20000
Student Enrollment Data

2020 / 2021

Specialist
Total Enrollment (including interns)31
# of First Year Students13
# of Male Students2
# of Minority Students*6
# of interns during the academic year8
# of accepted students for 2020 / 202114
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Faculty
NameEmailFTEMinority
Amanda Nickersonnickersa@buffalo.edu
Catherine Cook-Cottonecpcook@buffalo.edu
Rebecca Vujnovocvujnovic@buffalo.edu
Stephanie Frederickssfredri@buffalo.edu
Kamonta Heidelburgkamontah@buffalo.edu
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
PRAXIS

01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020

# of Students Taking Praxis7
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
100%
Minimum Score169
Maximum Score185
Median Score174
Mean Score176
* Refers to the % of individuals that have, at one point, passed the exam based on a score of 165 (prior to September 2014) or 147 (September 2014 and on), regardless of number of attempts.
** All data were produced using the ETS® Data Manager for The Praxis SeriesTM tests. Some data may be incomplete given that not all examinees identify their origin program.
*** Aggregated Praxis statistics (median score, minimum/maximum scores, percentage passing) are available only for programs that have had at least five students designating their program/institution as a score recipient within the reporting period.
Respecialization

Specialist

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Yes

Doctoral

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Internship Settings

2020 / 2021

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns8
Total completing internship entirely in school settings8
1. The 2010 NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists defines a school setting as “…one in which the primary goal is the education of students of diverse backgrounds, characteristics, abilities, disabilities, and needs. Generally, a school setting includes students who are enrolled in Grades pre-K–12 and has both general education and special education services. The school setting has available an internal or external pupil services unit that includes at least one state-credentialed school psychologist and provides a full range of school psychology services.”
Student Outcome Data

2019 / 2020

Specialist
# of students completing program (including internship)8
Mean # of years to complete the program3
Median # of years to complete the program3
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program2
# of students that left the program prior to graduation0
# of graduates employed by schools8
# employed in settings other than schools8
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education2
# not employed or continuing education0